Majorca Training Camp - Day One
Day One: Cap Formetor
Well we have both made it to Club Pollensa for our tenth anniverasy which is a miracle but we're not both riding. Unfortunately Phil is on the Lemsips and is a bit poorly.
He passed on the ride today and is driving tomorrow but hopefully will be on the bike soon….
Alan showed us how much he like the new kit
As a gesture of support I left Phil snivelling in our room and rode out to Cap Formentor with some guests who arrived early.
The temperature was nice and it was a chance to see how the little cranks and 'O' rings performed on some proper climbs.
Bio-mechanically everything felt OK although the noise from the chain bumping up and down was a distraction. As it was the first ride there were a few mechanicals: my bottle cage fell off, John's Super Record gears needed a tweak and Robert complained of speed wobble. We went through the usual: put your weight back, relax your arms, steer with the saddle etc. Later he mentioned that his stem needed tightening and illustrated how his forks rocked in his frame….it wasn't speed wobble iy was a very, very loose aheadset!
Mavic Exalith brake dust
While we're talking about bikes the wheel of the week is Mavic's new Cosmic Carbone SLR deep section wheel with Exalith coating. It makes the whole wheel a srt of drak green and covers the alloy braking surface. Slight problem though is that the rims have to be run in over 500km. Before then they are a bit grabby and squeal like pigs and chew through the 'special' Mavic brake pads..ask Nick and John and Phil.
Mark is on fine form as per usual, Sandy is here plus Richy Mardle from 'back in the day' and Steve from Hull who we've never met but is a good lad, all 56kg of him.
Early dinner and off to bed, the 2:15am start was too much.